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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy; A state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility.

Usage examples (35)
  • He fell into a deep torpor
  • Hibernation: Each winter bears enter a sluggish state called torpor, which is not true hibernation.
  • They are preparing for a long winter of temporary hibernation known as torpor by chomping down about 20,000 calories per day.
  • What finally pulled Cassy from the depths of her torpor was a sudden stinging sensation in her nose followed by a series of violent sneezes. for more
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